Will my Sonos speakers work with my Amazon Echo?
The simple answer is: yes!
But unfortunately, you'll have to wait until 2017.
In a recent press release, Sonos has announced that their wickedly popular and innovative wireless speakers will be fully compatible with Alexa-enabled devices, like the Amazon Echo, Echo Tap, Amazon Fire TV, and Echo Dot.
By 2017, users should be able to use voice commands or keywords in order to play their music from Amazon Music, Spotify (!!!) and more. You'll even be able to speak commands like play, pause, skip, and have full control over the volume with just your voice.
"Our Amazon customers love listening to music. With Echo and Alexa, we combined that love of music with the ease of hands-free voice control, and today, music is one of the most-used features on Alexa-enabled devices," said Mike George, vice president, Amazon.
If you're chomping at the bit to try out your Sonos with your Amazon Echo already, then never fear: Sonos will release a beta in October of this year (but it'll only be invite-only… Fingers crossed!)
"Our mission is to fill every home with music," said Sonos President Patrick Spence. "We don't care what you listen to, how you get to it, or in what room – we just want it to be effortless, quick and epic. Alexa on Sonos will be all that, and fun too."
While there isn't a concrete, confirmed date for the launch, the device update will be free and available in 2017.